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Comparative Religions






About the Course

Global Interfaith University PhD, Comparative Religion Overview

Comparative religion is the branch of the study of religions concerned with the systematic comparison of the doctrines and practices, themes and impacts (including migration) of the world's religions. Global Interfaith University's PhD in Comparative is a professional doctorate that exposes students to the connections between, and among people, and the values of their faiths, including the connections between individual religions and the global communities. The PhD in Comparative Religions is particularly significant for ministers of religion, especially those currently engaged in some form of ministry, counseling and social services. The Degree is for professionals who desire to enhance their leadership skills and religious imagination. The program is designed to develop experts and scholars with a commitment to intellectual, moral, spiritual and creative excellence, in dealing with contemporary challenges, especially those related to beliefs, religious practices, creed and ideologies.

Program Objective

The program explores the fundamental themes, concerns, beliefs, texts, principal characters, including a variety of practices and rituals of the world’s different religious traditions. Students will gain a broad appreciation and understanding of individual and collective spiritual perspectives, as well as the connections between people and the values of their religions, and how these values impact individuals and their communities.

Learning and teaching

The Course is taught by expert academics and professors, including industry professionals and postgraduate researchers with years of experience. The modules are taught through a combination of Online, Distance Learning lectures and seminars, where students also have the opportunity to discuss any issues with their tutors and fellow students. Each student is assigned an Academic Advisor/Supervisor from the beginning of the Course, and especially while they work on their Dissertations. Global Interfaith University also encourages independent study, which helps students to develop their skills and pursue their interests even more intimately.

Duration of the Program

The PhD in Comparative Religion is completed within 2-3 years, with an extension where a student is unable to complete the modules within the stipulated period. The University does not charge any extra or additional fees for the extension.

Admission Requirements

Ø Successful completion of Masters Degree

Ø Professional Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Ø Completion and submission of GIU Student Admission Form

Ø Copies of certificates and transcripts

Ø English proficiency- Ability to write and communicate in English

Your Instructor

Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, PhD

Dr. Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba holds a Ph.D in Comparative Religions. He is a Professor of Comparative Religions at Rudolf Kwanue University. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in School Management and Leadership (CSML) from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and a Masters Degree in General Management from Guglielmo Marconi University, Rome, Italy. He is a Member of several international associations, such as the American Academy of Religion (AAR), Institute for Biblical Scholarship in Africa, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Leadership, Education and Development (CILED), USA, etc.

Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, PhD
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